Burt wins steeplechase; Earlham men fourth after day 1 at HCAC meet

Austin Burt

MEET: 2019 HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
LOCATION: Cincinnati, Ohio (Schueler Field)
MEN'S FINISH: 4th of 9 teams after 6 events

THE SHORT STORY: First year Austin Burt took first place in the men's 3000m steeplechase to lead the Earlham College men's track and field team on the first day of competition at the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Quakers tallied 23 points and finished the day fourth among 10 teams.

ON THE TRACK

  • Burt clocked a time of 9:42.68 to earn 10 points for Earlham, finishing less than three seconds ahead of second-place Samuel Barnard from Manchester University. Sophomore Bineyam Tumbo was seventh in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:14.09, picking up an additional two points for the Quakers.
  • Sophomore Noah Scherf placed second in the 10,000m run with a time of 32:11.92, giving the Quakers another eight points in the team score. First-year Cade Orchard (33:43.81) and Burt (33:44.25) finished seventh and eighth respectively in the 10K race, earning three more points for the Earlham men.

LOOKING AHEAD TO SATURDAY

  • Senior Daniel Kibet qualified for Saturday's finals in the 400m dash, after posting a time of 51.95 seconds in Friday's preliminaries.
  • Earlham advanced two runners to Saturday's 800m finals. Sophomore Ian Shriner (2:01.12) posted the second-fastest time during Friday's prelims, while sophomore Emanuel Faria (2:02.99) had the third-best mark.
  • First-year Jake Patton earned his way into Saturday's finals in both the 110m hurdles and the 400m hurdles, with times of 17:07 and 59:15 respectively. He will be joined in the 400m hurdles by Kibet, who qualified for the finals with his prelim time of 1:00.07.

NEXT UP

Saturday's competition in the HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships starts with the field events (javelin) at 9:30 a.m., while the first event on the track is slated to start at 12:30 p.m.